A Lifelong Love Affair

It’s been a lifelong love affair with antiques for Philip and Christine Havard. Brought up in rural Wales, they both learned to appreciate the beauty and practicality of the Welsh furniture they grew up with.

Philip & Christine Havard

Even as a small boy, Philip could be found at Breconshire farm sales inspecting oak chairs and dressers. He studied Fine Art Auctioneering at Southampton and then joined Phillips Auctioneers in Cardiff as a furniture specialist. It’s here he met Christine who had moved from Phillips in Bath back home to open the auctioneer’s salerooms in South Wales.

Establishing a reputation for their knowledge of antiques, the couple opened Havard & Havard in the market town of Cowbridge on 1st March 1992 (St David’s Day). They are now firmly established as specialists within the world of antique furniture. They offer expert guidance on individual items and also advise on the styling of both period and modern interiors, helping to create comfortable and tasteful homes that reflect personality and style.


Their cleverly designed showroom, with its creative displays both inside and out in the garden, sits easily amongst the individual and personally run shops, bars and restaurants that help bring flair and vitality to the area.

Siaredir Cymraeg yn y Siop ac Rydymn yn Edrych Ymlaen at Croesawi Chi I’r Bontfaen (Welsh is Spoken in the Shop).

High Standards of Practice

Havard & Havard are committed to holding high standards of practice and thus enable you to have complete confidence in your purchases. In the event that you are not happy with your purchase we will gladly issue a full refund (excluding RETURN transport costs), the items must be returned within 7 working days of purchase in the same condition that it left us.

Distance Selling Regulations

All items purchased from Havard & Havard are covered under the Distance Selling Regulations, which give all buyers the right to cancel the purchase within seven working days after receipt of the item, for a full refund less return transport costs.

Opening Hours








10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00


10:00 - 17:00



Other times by appointment only.